Kirsten Armleder

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Kirsten lives with two dogs, three horses and a throttle-happy husband in Cranbrook, B.C. Her interests include fishing, hiking and, of course, backcountry sledding. Like many in her area, Kirsten grew up riding sleds—first a 340 Yamaha Enticer, then a Yamaha Phazer, a Ski-Doo Summit and the list goes on. Her interest in sledding came to a standstill until she discovered deep powder mountain riding. Now when winter rolls around, she can barely stay in the office long enough to finish writing her stories. When she’s not playing hooky from work, though, Kirsten enjoys interviewing riders from across Western Canada, finding new products to review and pretty much anything to do with the sport.

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Unzip the top portion of the bib to make it into pants.
Gear

Review: Motorfist Contessa bib for women

After a season of testing, here's what our staff writer thinks of the Motorfist Contessa bib.

by Kirsten Armleder
A long line of snowmobilers going through the woods on a trail.
Eastern Manitoba

Club profile: Brokenhead Trailblazers Power Toboggan Club

Since 1970, this club has promoted and protected the interests of snowmobilers in and around Beausejour, Manitoba.

by Kirsten Armleder
Gilles Soucy
SledLife

The snowmobile clutch that started Kimpex 50 years ago

What started as a side project for Quebec native Gilles Soucy became Kimpex.

by Kirsten Armleder
Jethwear snowmobiling gear.
Gear

Jethwear joins forces with Kimpex to bring a new snowmobile gear line to Canada

Jethwear joins forces with Kimpex to bring a new snowmobile gear line to Canada

by Kirsten Armleder
A young boy airing out a Yamaha SnoSport.
Meet the Rider

February 2017: Hotshot of the month

Shawn Schwengler sent us a photo of his custom-built 1990 Yamaha SnoSport

by Kirsten Armleder
core snowmobile goggles.
Gear

Core Goggles by FXR Racing

Looking for a high-quality pair of snowmobile goggles? Check out the Core Goggle from FXR Racing.

by Kirsten Armleder
Orange Blitzkrieg monosuit for snowmobiling.
Gear

Review: Blitzkrieg monosuit from Motorfist

SnoRiders gear testers slip into the new Blitzkrieg Suit from Motorfist for a test and review of the whole monosuit thing for snowmobiling.

by Kirsten Armleder
Snowmobiling safety

Dave Norona on Backcountry Ascender

Riders around the world are taking advantage of this free online platform for learning backcountry safety.

by Kirsten Armleder
A snowmobiler blasts through fresh powder in Renshaw near McBride, B.C.
Meet the Rider, McBride, BC

“To me, it means the world”

Sledding is more than mere hobby for Cynthia Rougoor of Edmonton, Alberta.

by Kirsten Armleder
Carl Kuster sidehilling in Sicamous, B.C.
SledLife, Sicamous, BC

Carl Kuster lands the front cover of SnoRiders magazine

Photographer Ryen Dunford explains how he got this shot.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledLife

Carving a timeline of snowmobile history

From past to present, SnoRiders takes a look at the inventions that shaped the sport of snowmobiling.

by Kirsten Armleder
Riding hard pack trails with the Timbersled ARO.
Gear

New 2018 Timbersled ARO aimed at putting the bike back in snow biking

Polaris releases the new 2018 Timbersled ARO snow bike kit.

by Kirsten Armleder
New 2018 Polaris Titan.
Gear

Extreme crossover Titans, race-ready Switchback XCRs and new SKS 146 highlight 2018 Polaris lineup

Polaris releases 2018 snowmobile lineup with a focus on extreme crossover Titans.

by Kirsten Armleder
Yamaha's 2018 SnoScoot for youth.
Gear

With Yamaha’s 50th anniversary comes the 2018 SnoScoot, Sidewinder expansion and Apex departure

To celebrate 50 years in the business, Yamaha releases seven limited edition models, a new suspension system for the Apex and a youth snowmobile.

by Kirsten Armleder
Gear

Arctic Cat ushers in 2018 with a new engine, the Ascender platform, a youth sled and the Norseman

There's something for everyone in Arctic Cat's 2018 snowmobile lineup.

by Kirsten Armleder
Red and black Arctiva Snowmobile Goggles.
Gear

Arctiva Comp 2 Snowmobile Goggles

Arctiva's Comp 2 Snowmobile Goggles feature a dual pane, optically correct, anti-fog lens, and a tri-density foam that molds to your face.

by Kirsten Armleder